Vice Chair of Career and Technical Education
Christian Zimmerman brings a wealth of experience in the Postsecondary Career and Technical Education realm to the SEPSEA Board, derived from his years of work at technical colleges in Florida. Christian is currently a Research Associate and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities. He works with existing and potential technical colleges to develop Florida Postsecondary Transition Programs (FPCTPs). Christian is the former program coordinator of the How I Reach Employment (HIRE) Program at Fort Myers Technical College and Cape Coral Technical College, where he oversaw a program for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Academically, Christian earned a Master of Educational Leadership from the American College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Florida. He also completed additional graduate studies at Exeter College, Oxford and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Christian is currently doctoral student at UCF, where he is working on his Ed.D. in Exceptional Student Education. Christian is originally from Oregon, but he has lived all over the world and still enjoys traveling whenever he has the chance. In his free time, Christian enjoys reading, watching plays (anything Shakespeare), and spending time with his family.